Alienware M17xR3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.47% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemAlienware M17xR3  (all builds)
MotherboardAlienware M17xR3
Memory2.4 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120820
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 06:26
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-2720QM-$299
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Memory 88.6
1-Core 79.3
2-Core 151
66% 106 Pts
4-Core 125
8-Core 135
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 288
19% 288 Pts
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6970M
Dell(1028 04BA) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.3.0.0
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
8.47% Terrible
Lighting 47.4
Reflection 31.5
Parallax 40.8
12% 39.9 fps
MRender 21.3
Gravity 30.4
Splatting 35.6
8% 29.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.47%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD10JUCT-63J6SY0 1TB
609GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 85 76 94 93 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 97.8
Mixed 49
SusWrite 82.6
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 1 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 HMT325S6BFR8C-H9 6GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 14.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 48%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical M17xR3 Builds (Compare 241 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Alienware M17xR3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $359
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